November 5, 2019 - December 1, 2019
The work of Czech artist Joža Uprka (1861–1940) documents the folk life of Southern Moravia (now in the eastern half of the Czech Republic). This selection of paintings, on loan from American collector George Drost, accompanies the production of Leoš Janáček's opera "The Adventures of Little Sharp Ears" at Krannert Center for the Performing Arts, which also uses Moravian folk costumes and settings. Drost, who lives in Arlington Heights, Illinois, was born in Brno in the Czech Republic and has been collecting Uprka artwork since the 1990s and has amassed a significant collection in the United States.
Next Generation Hoosier Educators Scholarship
The Next Generation Hoosier Educators Scholarship provides 200 high-achieving high school and college students interested in pursuing a career in education the opportunity to earn a renewable scholarship of up to $7,500 each year for four academic years. In exchange, students agree to teach for five years at an eligible Indiana school or repay the corresponding, prorated amount of the scholarship.
- Must be an Indiana resident;
- Must be a U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen;
- Must be a current high school senior or college student in Indiana;
- Must have graduated or will graduate from an Indiana accredited high school or non-accredited nonpublic high school;
- Must be able to utilize the scholarship for at least two full academic years;
- Must rank in the top 20% of high school graduating class or have a top 20% ACT or SAT score;
- Must currently attend or plan to attend an eligible Indiana institution as a full-time student;
- In some cases, degree-seeking students may use the scholarship during the summer while enrolled part-time. Refer to the specific guidelines for using the scholarship during summer terms.
- Must pursue or intend to pursue a course of study that would enable the student to teach at eligible Indiana school after college graduation;
- Must obtain a license to teach in Indiana and serve as a teacher in an eligible Indiana school for five consecutive years after college graduation;
- Must maintain a 3.0/4.0 GPA, complete 30 credit hours per year or their equivalent and meet all other requirements established by their program to renew the scholarship;
- Must file a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) each year;
- Must not be in overpayment or default on a federal student loan or grant; and
- Must complete the service requirement or have all funds provided converted to a loan that must be repaid.
**Priority will be given to students graduating high school although current college freshmen and sophomore students are eligible to apply.
HOW TO APPLY
The 2020-2021 application will be available in ScholarTrack beginning September 1, 2019 and will close on November 30, 2019.
- Review the 2020-2021 Application Procedures and Requirements prior to applying.
- Complete the Nomination Form.
- Submit a complete application in ScholarTrack.
- Submit a complete and clean FAFSA.
WHAT HAPPENS AFTER YOU APPLY
- After the November 30 deadline passes, the Commission will review all applications and notify all applicants of their scholarship status via email by January 10, 2020.
- Finalists must participate in the interview day on March 14, 2020 in Indianapolis.
- After the interviews, the Commission will notify all finalists of their scholarship status by April 3rd, 2020. Recipients and waitlisted finalists will be provided further instructions via email at that time.
Call for Participants: AFRF Expeditions 2020
American Friends of Russian Folklore is pleased to announce eight folklore expeditions in Russia, Siberia and Kazakhstan for the summer of 2020. Volunteer positions on these expeditions are available to students, academics and others.
Expeditions are led by qualified scholars with years of experience in the field. Volunteers join in the work of the expedition – conducting interviews, making video and audio recordings, serving as audiences and helping to process collected field materials. Team members live in rural villages where they are immersed in local customs, language and food. Fluency in the local language is helpful, but not required.
Volunteers pay a fee which covers their accommodations, food and transportation during the expedition, plus a share of the general expedition expenses. College credit through students’ home institutions can be arranged in many cases. Scholarships are available.
AFRF Folklore Expeditions in 2020:
Maslenitsa – songs, stories and rituals. Smolensk oblast.
Feb 19 – Mar 3 Dr. Yelena Minyonok, Gorky Institution of World Literature
The Funeral of Stroma (rain-making ritual). Nizhnii-Novgorod oblast.
June 8-20 Dr. Yelena Minyonok, Gorky Institute of World Literature
Okunevo – place of power (new-age spirituality in traditional village). Omsk oblast.
July 1 10 Dr. Tatiana Saveljeva, Chelyabinsk State University
Legends, songs and holy springs (Russian folklore). Altai Republic.
July 10-23 Dr. Alevtina Tsvetkova, Pavlodar State University (Kazakhstan)
Where cultures meet (Russian and Altain folklore). Altai Republic.
July 18-30 Dr. Yelena Minyonok, Gorky Institute of World Literature
Manpupuner – Mountain of Idols (ancient site, contemporary beliefs), Sverdlovsk oblast.
August 1-8 Dr. Tatiana Saveljeva, Chelyabinsk State University
Russian Old Believer folklore, Honey Savior festival. East Kazakhstan.
August 9-19 Dr. Alevtina Tsvetkova, Pavlodar State University (Kazakhstan)
Settling Siberia (folklore of Ukrainian and Belarusian settlers of Siberia). Irkutsk oblast.
Aug 21–Sep 4 Dr. Yelena Minyonok, Gorky Institute of World Literature
Details: www.russianfolklorefriends.org Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
All expeditions sponsored by American Friends of Russian Folklore, an American 501(c)(3) organization now in its twelfth year supporting research in rural Russia, Eastern Europe, and Central Asia.
Middle-Period Mongolian Archaeology Conference
The Middle-Period Mongolian Archaeology Conference will be held from October 26-27, 2019 at the University of Pennsylvania. This conference presents the most current information about the most important excavations of 7th-14th-Century Mongolia. Four archaeologists with a combined experience of more than 100 years at more than 100 sites present their most important excavations and visions for the future of archaeology in Mongolia. Together with seven other talks, this will be the first time most of this research is presented in North America. Please visit the conference website (http://web.sas.upenn.edu/mpmac/) and view the attached program for more information.
The conference is free and open to the public but pre-registration is required. Please visit http://web.sas.upenn.edu/mpmac/ to register.
For further information contact Dr. Nancy Steinhardt (email@example.com)
2020 Critical Language Scholarship Program
Deadline to apply: November 19th, 2019
We are pleased to announce that the application for the 2020 Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program is now open! We welcome your students to apply now to learn a critical foreign language next summer on a fully-funded study abroad program.
The application is now live and available online at: https://www.clscholarship.org/apply
Applications are due Tuesday, November 19, 2019 by 8:00pm EST.
The CLS Program is an intensive overseas language and cultural immersion program for American students enrolled at U.S. colleges and universities. Students spend eight to ten weeks abroad studying one of 15 critical languages. The program includes intensive language instruction and structured cultural enrichment experiences designed to promote rapid language gains. Most languages offered by the CLS Program (9 of 15) do not require applicants to have any experience studying critical languages.
Subscribers to SEELANGS may be particularly interested to know that Russian is now open to students with one year of prior study and Azerbaijani, Persian, and Turkish are open to students at the absolute beginner level.
CLS, a program of the U.S. Department of State, is part of a wider government initiative to expand the number of Americans studying and mastering foreign languages that are critical to national security and economic prosperity. CLS plays an important role in preparing students for the 21st century's globalized workforce and increasing national competitiveness.
The CLS Program offers instruction in the following languages: Arabic, Azerbaijani, Bangla, Chinese, Hindi, Indonesian, Japanese, Korean, Persian, Portuguese, Punjabi, Russian, Swahili, Turkish, and Urdu. Resources for advisors are available on our web site at: https://clscholarship.org/advisors
We will host a series of webinars next week to provide more information for students and advisors. Please see the links below to register for the webinar(s) of your choice. All webinars will also be recorded for those who are unable to attend.
Information for Students:
Thursday, September 19, 3:00pm EST
Information for Faculty, Staff, and Advisors:
Friday, September 20, 3:00pm EST
The CLS Program for Community College Students:
Thursday, September 26, 3:00pm EST
Diversity & Inclusion on the CLS Program:
Friday, September 27, 3:00pm EST
Language Teaching and Learning Research (LTLR) grants, University of Pittsburgh
Deadline to apply: February 3, 2020
The University of Pittsburgh’s Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies will award up to two Language Teaching and Learning Research (LTLR) Grants for scholars to conduct research projects on-site at the Summer Language Institute in June – July 2020. Funded projects must focus on the teaching and learning of one or more of the following priority languages: Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian, Polish, Russian, Turkish, and Ukrainian. Other languages that are taught at the SLI may be included in a project proposal in addition to these priority languages; see www.sli.pitt.edu for the complete list of language courses offered. Applicants may propose to be in residence in Pittsburgh for either all or a portion of the two-month duration of the SLI, according to the needs of their projects.
Guidelines: Applicants should propose projects that will take advantage of the unique environment and resources available at an intensive campus-based summer language institute, while not placing excessive demands on the time of SLI instructors or students. Projects involving the development of online language instructional materials are of particular interest, but other types of projects that make significant contributions to language teaching and learning will also be considered. Successful applicants will be responsible for obtaining IRB approval or exemption for research projects involving human subjects and for obtaining the informed consent of research subjects, if applicable, before starting to work on their projects.
LTLR grant recipients will be expected to submit a report of their research results to REEES by October 2020; to acknowledge REEES and the SLI as sponsors in any publications based on their funded projects; and to make their research products (including raw data, if possible) available for dissemination to other language instructors and scholars on a University of Pittsburgh website.
Eligibility: Applicants must hold a master’s or doctoral degree in an academic field related to foreign language education or be enrolled in a relevant graduate degree program. As REEES and the SLI are unable to provide mentors to supervise research projects, applicants must demonstrate the ability to conduct self-directed research by presenting evidence of academic publications or other documentation of their capacity for independent work.
How to Apply: Applications will be processed via the Submittable online system at https://ucis.submittable.com/submit/48081. Upon first accessing the application form, applicants will be directed to a welcome screen at Submittable.com and invited to create a new user account. All other required documentation may then be uploaded through this account. A complete application must include:
- Application form.
- Curriculum vitae, including a list of any previous publications on language teaching and learning and any foreign language teaching experience.
- Research proposal of up to two pages, clearly outlining the rationale and expected outcomes of the project and how the applicant will utilize the unique resources housed at the University of Pittsburgh. In addition to the wide range of intensive less-commonly-taught language courses at the SLI, resources available on Pitt’s campus include the Robert Henderson Language Media Center (www.polyglot.pitt.edu) and the University Center for Teaching and Learning (www.teaching.pitt.edu).
- Itemized budget of anticipated expenses to carry out the project. Applicants may request a total of $2,000 to $4,000 for housing, food and other living expenses; round-trip travel to Pittsburgh, if applicable; and research-related costs such as materials or software purchases, statistical or technology consulting services, etc. (please note that hardware purchases are not eligible for LTLR funding). All expenses should be justified in a brief budget narrative. Applicants are encouraged to seek supplemental funding from their home institutions.
- Letter of recommendation from a faculty member in a field related to foreign language education, addressing the intellectual merit and significance of the proposed project and the applicant’s qualifications to carry it out. For graduate students and applicants without a publication record, this letter should also address the applicant’s scholarly potential and ability to conduct independent research.
Priority consideration will be given to applications submitted by February 3, 2020. Only complete applications will be considered. It is the applicant’s responsibility to ensure that all documentation is submitted by the deadline. A selection committee at the University of Pittsburgh will review all eligible applications. Award notifications will be made by March 16, 2020.
For questions about the LTLR program, please contact REEES Assistant Director Gina Peirce at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Call for Translators, Copy Editors, Indexers - The Ukrainian Institute at Harvard University
The Ukrainian Research Institute at Harvard University is building a database of experienced translators, copy editors, and indexers to assist with publications projects on an as-needed basis.
Apply online at https://huri.harvard.edu/news/news-from-huri/370 to join our list of potential freelancers. Applicants must submit their resume, a list of relevant experience, and one or two samples of their work at the time of application.
• Ukrainian to English translators, preferably native English speakers • Copy editors with intimate knowledge of Ukrainian studies • Indexers who have prior experience preparing indices
Questions may be directed to Oleh Kotsyuba, Manager of Publications, at mailto:email@example.com
-About HURI's publishing program-
Established to fill a void in academic publishing, HURI’s publishing program produces award-winning resources of the highest caliber.
In addition to the journal Harvard Ukrainian Studies, the Institute publishes English translations of early Ukrainian literary monuments and a variety of monographs, including works of research and analysis, and comparative studies.
HURI’s monograph publications are available for purchase through Harvard University Press and Amazon, and Harvard Ukrainian Studies is available directly from the Institute. Contact us to receive a free catalog, or http://huri.harvard.edu/pubs.
Literature on war in Afghanistan?
We at the University of Pittsburgh are planning an international PEN event that will involve bringing together contemporary creative writers who have written (in English or translated into English) on war in Afghanistan. Although the dominant focus is on the US and Soviet wars, we are potentially interested in the broader late 20th century, including the Saur revolution (the so-called “Communist insurrection”) (1978); the Soviet–Afghan War (1979–1989); the civil war (1989–92; 1992-96; and 1996-2001), and the US invasion (2001–present).
If you happen to know works (authors, titles) that could contribute to this project, I would be grateful if you could send information to me at firstname.lastname@example.org.